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1 Vitamin D supplementation and the effects on glucose metabolism during pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial Diabetes Care, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Increase in prescription opioid use during pregnancy among medicaid-enrolled women Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Prediction of preeclampsia utilizing the first trimester screening examination American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 The role of adding metformin in insulin-resistant diabetic pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Predicting why women have elective repeat cesarean deliveries and predictors of successful vaginal birth after cesarean International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Epidemiological analysis of hereditary endometrial cancer in a large study population Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Insulin, estrogen, inflammatory markers and risk of benign proliferative breast disease Cancer Research, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Chronic pain in breast cancer survivors: comparison of psychosocial, surgical and medical characteristics between survivors with and without pain Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Oncological outcome and long-term complications in robot-assisted radical surgery for early stage cervical cancer: An observational cohort study BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Associations of life events during pregnancy with longitudinal change in symptoms of antenatal anxiety and depression Midwifery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Contraception following abortion and the treatment of incomplete abortion International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Addressing fear of cancer recurrence among women with cancer: A feasibility and preliminary outcome study Journal of Cancer Survivorship, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Quality of life and disparities among long-term cervical cancer survivors Journal of Cancer Survivorship, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Phase I dose-escalation study of 5-day intermittent oral lapatinib therapy in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing breast cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Prediction of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell anemia using an ensemble of genetic risk prediction models Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Follow-up care experiences and perceived quality of care among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal, and gynecologic cancers Journal of Oncology Practice, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Radiation therapy: A major factor in the five-year survival analysis of women with breast cancer in Lagos, Nigeria Radiotherapy & Oncology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Propensity-matched, longitudinal outcomes analysis of complications and cost comparing abdominal free flaps and implant-based breast reconstruction Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 24, 2014    Review Article

19 A very rare case of HPV-53-related cervical cancer, in a 79-year-old woman with a previous history of negative Pap cytology Full Text Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 24, 2014

20 Added value of Virtual Touch IQ shear wave elastography in the ultrasound assessment of breast lesions European Journal of Radiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Antiseptics and antibiotics have similar efficacy in treatment of BV

Based on a review article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, it has been concluded that antiseptics have equal efficacy to antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. The literature search covered the time period 1966-2010. Benzydamine, chlorhexidine, and polyhexamethylene niguanide were as effective as metronidazole and clindamycin in the short-term treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

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BRCA2 mutations improve OS in ovarian cancer patients

Based on an observational study orchestrated by researchers at the M D Anderson Cancer Center, BRCA2 mutations have been associated with improved survival in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer. The 5-year OS in patients with BRCA2 mutations was 61% compared with 25% for patients with BRCA wild-type. The 3-year PFS in patients with BRCA2 mutations was 44% compared with 16% for patients with BRCA wild-type. Patients with BRCA2 mutations exhibited 100% chemosensitivity compared to 82% and 80% for patients with BRCA wild-type and BRCA1 mutations, respectively. Genomic analysis of the tumors from patients with BRCA2 mutations suggested a “mutator phenotype” compared to tumors from patients with BRCA1 mutations.

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Trans fat intake increases risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women

In a study involving 87,025 postmenopausal women, those in the highest quintile of dietary trans fat had an increased risk of ischemic stroke (HR=1.39). In 663,041 person-years of follow-up, 1049 incident cases of ischemic stroke were reported. The effect was attenuated in aspirin users (HR=0.95) compared to non-users (HR=1.66).

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Most Popular Ob/Gyn Articles

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1 Nifedipine versus atosiban in the treatment of threatened preterm labour (Assessment of Perinatal Outcome after Specific Tocolysis in Early Labour: APOSTEL III-Trial) BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, March 10, 2014    Free full text

2 Effects of raw red onion consumption on metabolic features in overweight or obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized controlled clinical trial Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, March 11, 2014

3 Association between labetalol use for hypertension in pregnancy and adverse infant outcomes European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, February 17, 2014

4 First-trimester risk factors for preeclampsia development in women initiating aspirin by 16 weeks of gestation Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 4, 2014

5 High-dose vitamin D supplementation and measures of insulin sensitivity in polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized, controlled pilot trial Fertility and Sterility, March 19, 2014

6 Effect of physical activity during pregnancy on mode of delivery American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 24, 2014

7 Effects of ginger for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: A meta-analysis Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, January 15, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 Drug treatment of hypertension in pregnancy: a critical review of adult guideline recommendations Journal of Hypertension, February 4, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Guideline

9 Effects of probiotics for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis in adult women: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, December 19, 2013    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Prevention opportunities for oral contraceptive–associated ischemic stroke Stroke, March 6, 2014

11 A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting Nutrition Journal, March 25, 2014    Free full text

12 Effects of paternal and maternal lifestyle factors on pregnancy complications and perinatal outcome. A population-based birth-cohort study: The GECKO Drenthe cohort Human Reproduction, March 21, 2014

13 A higher-complex carbohydrate diet in gestational diabetes achieves glucose targets and lowers postprandial lipids: A randomized crossover study Diabetes Care, March 7, 2014

14 Age at menopause, reproductive history, and venous thromboembolism risk among postmenopausal women: the Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy clinical trials Menopause, March 12, 2014

15 Randomized, controlled trial of yoga in women with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 5, 2014

16 Prospective study of dietary fat and risk of uterine leiomyomata American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 18, 2014

17 Low maternal serum vitamin D during pregnancy and the risk for postpartum depression symptoms Archives of Women's Mental Health, March 28, 2014

18 Associations between urine excretion of isoflavonoids and cognition in postmenopausal women in the women's isoflavone soy health clinical trial Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 20, 2014

19 A systematic review investigating the effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for the management of low back and/or pelvic pain (LBPP) in pregnancy Journal of Advanced Nursing, March 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article
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20 Assessment of sublingual misoprostol as first-line treatment for primary post-partum hemorrhage: Results of a multicenter trial Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, December 23, 2013

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